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Old December 11th, 2006, 09:11 AM   #1
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Working on the cruzah a little...pics..

When I finished building this thing a year and a half ago, someone asked my why I did not cut the rockers and move the sliders up. I never notice or thought about it until then.

I had it out at the badlands and that is when I started to notice how much I ended up on my sliders when daryl's YJ would not.



So it has been on my list of things to do for a while now, and I finally found some time to work on it. Here is the before and after from cutting the rockers.

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It was just a simple cut, there were no supports or anything. Wish I would have noticed that when I built it orginally, but oh well.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #2
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looks good......I am planning on redoing the 4runner over the next year,the wife wants me to start on her fzj 45 in spring,thanks for an idea
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Old December 11th, 2006, 05:54 PM   #3
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Looks nice. People have asked me the same thing about my XJ. Did a good job.
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Old December 11th, 2006, 10:09 PM   #4
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My rockers were shot on the truck so i used some angle and braced it. Looks close to stock and holds the weight of the truck
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Old December 12th, 2006, 08:58 AM   #5
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i know that truck it my old one...hee hee did you get all the bugs worked out of it
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Old December 13th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #6
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about two inches of clearance or so? I like it
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Old December 13th, 2006, 07:40 PM   #7
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yep, 2"
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Old December 19th, 2006, 10:38 PM   #8
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Nice rig, what do ya have pulling that thing, a V8? Exactly how many Cruiser owners are on this site?
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Old December 20th, 2006, 08:31 AM   #9
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22r on propane, L52, dual mini truck cases. 8" toyota mini truck axles. Basically, it is a mini truck in fj40 clothing :)
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Old December 21st, 2006, 12:05 AM   #10
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22r, isn't that a V6? How does the propane run? I'm curious...
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Old December 21st, 2006, 08:27 AM   #11
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22r, isn't that a V6? How does the propane run? I'm curious...
2.4 liter 4 cylinder. Basically, he's running a mini-truck drivetrain.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 09:22 AM   #12
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2.4 liter 4 cylinder. Basically, he's running a mini-truck drivetrain.
Nope, he IS running mini-truck drivetrain

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Old December 21st, 2006, 12:16 PM   #13
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Nope, he IS running mini-truck drivetrain

I know. Saw it when he was building it last year when I got a spare t-case from him.

Same setup as my truck, actually, although I'm staying FI. My truck is originally an 83 so I still rock the L52 shorty.
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Old December 21st, 2006, 01:30 PM   #14
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Looks good Brian. I have thought about doing the same to the sami when I do sliders.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #15
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Exactly how many Cruiser owners are on this site?
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Old January 29th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #16
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So, wait... an inline 4 powered Land Cruiser 40 series? Apparently, it must do alright... How does it compare to the original F?
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Old January 29th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #17
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never had an orginal F. I got a tub, frame and hood. That is all the cruiser that I started with. I did put it on quite a diet as well. Ditched the doors, windshield frame, fenders, top, stock dash, and alot of crap off the frame. I would guess it weighs about 3500lbs loaded up on the trail. So a 100hp motor does just fine. I have driven it on the road, and it did fine up to 55mph.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 09:00 AM   #18
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never had an orginal F. I got a tub, frame and hood.
Didn't you get lots of exhaust pipe with it too?
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